1131 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island. 1131 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“(They loved) the number of bedrooms and the fact that it’s north facing.”She said the family had been renting in the area for about six months to get a feel for it before buying a property.“They’ve sold a property in Sydney and moved up here,” Mrs Hickey said.“They were renting in the area and loved it so much.” RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN AUCTION THE HOUSE THAT DEFIES GRAVITIY She said the home’s 1121sq m block and five bedrooms made it particularly appealing.“A lot of new houses aren’t being built like this anymore,” Mrs Hickey said.“It’s a really elegant, well constructed property.” 1131 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island.A PALATIAL home on Hope Island’s waterfront has been snapped up for a multimillion-dollar price within 10 days of hitting the market.An interstate family bought the classic European-inspired property at 1131 Beechwood Drive.The $2.6 million sale went unconditional yesterday.Hope Island Resort Realty agent Wendy Hickey, who marketed the property with Warren Hickey, said it had been on the market about a week when the family inspected it.“It was really only online for 10 days before it sold,” she said. 1131 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island. 1131 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island.According to latest CoreLogic data, the median sale price for a house at Hope Island was $667,500 and the median days on market was 52.Mrs Hickey said more and more house hunters were looking for properties in the area.“Hope Island is becoming such a sought-after area, it’s seen a fantastic surge in the past couple of years,” she said.“I think it’s an area to watch on the Gold Coast.”
INDOT tow plows can cover two lanes at one time.INDIANAPOLIS – INDOT is introducing new tow plows to its winter arsenal for combating snow and ice on interstates, highways and state roads.A tow plow allows one plow truck to clear two lanes at once, providing more consistent driving conditions and optimizing fuel usage, equipment and labor.The tow plow and material spreader are pulled behind and to the side of an INDOT plow truck, and the driver can control its functions.Drivers traveling on I-74 between Greensburg and Indianapolis may see the tow plows if severe weather strikes the area this winter.Transportation officials say motorists should not attempt to pass a tow plow if all lanes are blocked, but stay a safe distance and speed behind the plows.